- Associated Press - Friday, September 18, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - Atlanta strong safety William Moore has been fined $23,152 for initiating contact with the crown of his helmet against Eagles receiver Jordan Matthews during the Falcons’ 26-24 win Monday night.

The NFL announced the fine Friday.

Moore did not draw a penalty on the play, later determined to be a helmet-to-helmet hit. He has previously been fined nearly $100,000 in other seasons for illegal hits.

Dallas defensive lineman Jeremy Mincey and Cincinnati DE Carlos Dunlap each were fined $8,681, Mincey for a post-play hit to Giants tackle Ereck Flowers, Dunlap for unnecessary roughness against Oakland lineman Austin Howard, who also was docked the same amount.

Cleveland running back Isaiah Crowell was fined $8,681 for a chop block against the Jets.

Earlier in the week, Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones was fined $35,000 for his personal foul against Raiders rookie receiver Amari Cooper.

Jones got on top of Cooper, knocked off his helmet and slammed his head against it at the end of a play during the second quarter, drawing a penalty for unnecessary roughness. He wasn’t ejected, and a scrum resulted after the play ended.

Jones said Wednesday he’s going to appeal the fine.

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis chastised Jones on the sideline Sunday after the play, and Lewis talked to his players about on-field conduct again on Monday.

Raiders coach Jack Del Rio called the incident “clearly way over the line.”


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